Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Pat Summitt, University of Tennessee, Basketball, Coach
Summitt, Pat Head, 1952-2016; Women basketball coaches; University of Tennessee
From across the nation, from the world of basketball and the world of sport, the reaction to Pat Summitt relinquishing her position as head basketball coach at the University of Tennessee has been overwhelming in praise, admiration, and volume. Those who played for Summitt talked of the tremendous impact that she had on their lives, praising her as a coach and human being, often referring to her as a mother-figure. Those who knew her in other capacities talked about her strength in the face of adversity. This quality distinguished Pat Summitt throughout her career and not just in the past year as Alzheimer’s has increasingly impacted her life.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Summitt" (2012). On Sport and Society. 27.